We need five Raspberry Pi to encourage our students towards a STEM-enriched career and life.
This project expired on May 11, 2016.
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About My Students
Wendy, Victor, Audrey, and Tyler want to integrate coding with physical results. We are not a STEM school but want to offer our students projects that excite and enhance their learning.
During the Hour of Code this past December, a guest speaker talked to the students about his company in automated services. He demonstrated this by showing a cartoon character walk in and out of the screen, lighting a bulb. After some research, they wanted to try making one themselves.
Students in the class are introduced to computer sciences, programming, and engineering through this project. The girls in the class outnumber the boys and want to be role models for younger grades in the fields of the sciences. Students will work in teams, brainstorm, and apply their ideas to their projects. They will complete a culminating project, demonstrating to younger grades.
In Their Own Words
The goal of our project is to give students a chance to create their own programs with the help of Raspberry Pi. Our class has an overwhelming large appetite for further programming knowledge, but such a hunger cannot be satiated without proper equipment, such as the Raspberry Pi. The Raspberry Pi will provide our students the gateway to a rich education in the language of computer programming.
An after school club will be created especially for those who want to learn more about programming. During this time, students will be able to launch an expedition into many dynamic languages, including Java, C++, Python, and Ruby. The Raspberry Pi will contribute greatly to our students’ growing technological vocabulary and language skills by providing the hardware needed to run computer programs in a compact size (a Pi is nearly the same size as a credit card).
Raspberry Pi(s) open a portal for bright future engineers to experience a lifelong journey into the amazing sciences known for computers. By introducing such compact and handy gadgets that promote knowledge of basic computer sciences in the classroom, students will be introduced at a young age to a career that greatly needs new talents. Gadgets such as the Raspberry Pi allow students to prep and test themselves until they are ready to venture into the economic world.
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